Nurturing Compassion


From Pema Chodron’s The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times: “It is said that all beings are predisposed to waking up and reaching out to others and that this natural inclination can be nurtured. …If we do not cultivate these inclinations, however, they will diminish. Bodhichitta [compassion] is like a yeast that never loses potency. Any time we add the moisture and warmth of compassion, it will automatically expand. If we keep it in the freezer, however, nothing happens.”


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